Steve Pasierb to step down from The Toy Association in 2024

Steve Pasierb, The Toy Association, Aaron Muderick

The Toy Association President and CEO Steve Pasierb will step down from his role at the organisation in the spring of 2024.

His current contract will expire in April, following nearly a decade of leadership with the trade body.

“It has been a distinct honour and privilege to serve in the role of President and CEO of The Toy Association and I count myself fortunate to be among those over the past 107 years to hold this position,” said Pasierb.

“It has been a wonderful journey of strategic actions, change management, legislative wins, and accomplishments working alongside our dedicated board, more than 1,000 members, and a passionate and talented professional team. I look forward to collaborating with the executive committee and our staff to make certain of a smooth and effective transition over the coming months.”

Aaron Muderick, chairperson of the Association’s Board of Directors, added: “Steve’s impact was significant during tumultuous times as he led staff in delivering on priority actions, strategic planning, rebranding and expanding the Association’s regulatory and legislative impact on an international scale, among many other transformative accomplishments.

“The Association remains focused on the evolving needs of our diverse members, the changing role of trade shows and market events, and is poised to continue its service to members under new leadership.”

Muderick and the Board have formed a Transition Committee to identify and hire a new chief executive for The Toy Association. Leadership Advisory firm Spencer Stuart has been retained to assist in the search. Andy Keimach – former president of VTech North America and chairman of JPMA – will step into a role of interim president of the Association over the coming months as Pasierb transitions.

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